In the Garden

Taking Time to Enjoy the Wildflowers

Thank you, Former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson

Photos by Sharon Kurtz ~

Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.

Today, many people think of Lady Bird Johnson as the reason why we see wildflowers blooming along the nation’s highways and fewer junkyards and billboards.

The Beautification Act of 1965 was one tangible result of Mrs. Johnson’s campaign for national beautification.

Maybe because of her passion for wildflowers, I am enjoying them as I ride my bike on the Northaven Trail behind my house.

Please take a moment to be amazed at the splendor and beauty of the colorful display of wildflowers that surrounds us. 
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Sharon Kurtz

Sharon Kurtz is a freelance writer and photographer. Her passion is travel, telling stories, and tussling with her four-legged friends. As a baby boomer who loves adventure, she welcomes opportunities to share stories of people, places, food, and flavors around the corner or around the world. A regular contributor to fyi50+ Magazine, she's published 200 articles in various digital and print publications. Austin, Texas, is home with her husband and three spoiled dogs when not searching out new adventures. You can follow her travels on Instagram and Facebook.

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